The upcoming 2022 Jeep Wrangler Electric is the next big thing. Many sources reported that the Jeep is working on a new Wrangler SUV. This is perhaps the most reliable off-road SUV that has no real competitor. However, that is about to change as Ford plans to release its new Bronco model. Because of that, Jeep is taking the next step and is providing its Wrangler an electrified powertrain option. Both models will feature plug-in hybrid variants.
However, both Ford and Jeep are already offering hybrid crossovers and SUVs. It is nothing new or surprising, but the all-electric Wrangler hits us with surprise. Besides that, Wrangler 4xe is about to arrive and it is a PHEV variant. As for Wrangler Electric, we don’t know many details, except it will arrive in the third quarter of 2021.
2022 Jeep Wrangler 4xe
According to Jeep, Wrangler 4xe will go on sale by the end of this year. Moreover, this variant will hit dealerships in Europe and China in the first quarter of 2021. As for the 2022 Jeep Wrangler Electric, this model will become available later next year. Wrangler is the first model that Jeep plans to electrify. At this moment, we don’t know that much about the all-electric model. However, Wrangler 4xe is almost here and we know almost everything about its looks and specs.
The latest spy shots and teasers are available, along with the previous concept images. This model will deploy an electric motor that will boost this SUV’s power and efficiency. The Wrangler 4xe variant will offer up to 31 miles of fully electric driving range. Besides the electric motor, 4xe comes with a 2.0-liter inline-four engine. The Wrangler 4xe will produce more power than the regular gasoline-powered Wrangler. However, Jeep is especially proud of how quiet this version actually is.
The 2.0-liter gasoline engine and an electric motor will provide 375 horsepower combined. Additionally, Wrangler 4xe will generate 470 lb-ft of torque. We believe the 2022 Jeep Wrangler Electric will deliver even more power. Both models will deploy the same eight-speed automatic transmission. To compare, Wrangler’s diesel engine is capable of producing 442 lb-ft of torque. That means all hybrid and electric variants will deliver more power than conventional engines.
Some reports are predicting a combination of a powerful V8 and electric motor for the Wrangler Rubicon variant. However, this is just a rumor at the moment. The arriving Wrangler 4xe will offer a 17.0-kWh lithium-ion-nickel-cobalt-manganese battery pack, which is another novelty in the automotive industry.
2022 Jeep Wrangler Electric Release Date
Both the 2022 Jeep Wrangler Electric and Wrangler 4xe will be built at the same plant. We are talking about the Toledo Assembly Plant in Ohio. As we said, the 4xe variant will go on sale by the end of 2020. On the other hand, Wrangler Electric will hit the markets in the later stages of 2021.
The price is not available yet, but the electric model will cost significantly above the base Wrangler version. We are all waiting for Ford to release its Bronco SUV. It is the Wrangler’s biggest rival and it will be interesting to see this competition.